IU Contemporary Dance Presents Sounding Bodies in Progress
Catch a special preview of Contemporary Dance's winter dance program! Join us for Sounding Bodies, an evening of choreography and performance uniting dance and protest. Faculty, students, and guest artists investigate movement, dissent, and resilience as a site for education, action and healing.
Directed by Liz Shea.
Sounding Bodies will be presented virtually December 15-19, 2020. Tickets are available now.
Soma is a saxophone quartet formed at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the guidance of Otis Murphy. The members of the quartet include David Bayard (soprano), Paul Lorenz (alto), Sean Bradley (tenor), and Arthur Liang (baritone). Soma was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the 9th Plowman Chamber Music Competition in 2019. Other awards include First Runner-Up in the Classics Alive Young Artist Competition in 2018, and First Prize in the 2017 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition. They were also finalists in the 2020 and 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competitions.
Based out of Bloomington, Indiana, Soma has been active since the fall of 2016 and has performed a wide variety of concerts including recitals at the International Navy Band Symposium, The inaugural American Single Reed Summit and the North American Saxophone Alliance region five conference. Soma is committed to performing new works to expand the quartet repertoire and has collaborated with several composers from Indiana University. Additionally, Soma has a passion for traditional repertoire and transcriptions, and has performed numerous outreach concerts in venues ranging from retirement centers to coffee shops as well as the Bloomington Transit Center. These outreach concerts serve to further Soma's goal of bringing the saxophone to a broader audience.
Students and Faculty of the Historical Performance Institute present music of 16th & 17th century Italy. Featuring Renaissance instruments like the sackbut, dulcian, violins, and more!
The EGO performs fundamental guitar repertoire as well as orchestral and Pops works. From Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart to The Beatles, Queen and Prince, the group presents arrangements that aim to expose audiences to unique versions of well-known classics. Often, the orchestra premieres and introduces new works specifically written for this unique formation.
Members: Alex Goldblatt, Peter Pendowski, Ben Jackson, Matt Wherley, Anton Von Sehrwald, Jack Osborne, Thomas Dohner, Grace Elmer, Petar Jankovic, Robbie Darling, Daniel Duarte (Director)
Opus 2020 Chamber Orchestra is a collective of Jacobs school of Music students who craved to create live music together during the COVID-19 pandemic. With restrictions in place banning large musical gatherings at Jacobs and all across campus, we were eager to find a safe way to continue sharing and performing music.